Christmas Box Counting & Number Matching
This “game” is wonderful on so many levels…cognitive development, number recognition, one-to-one correspondence, and fine motor development (opening and closing the boxes)! This is one activity that works on many different skills…all while your child is having a GREAT time. :)
And though it is Christmas-themed, it really could be used any time of year (and perhaps to correspond to each theme).
Here’s what you’ll need: 5 small boxes, small “Christmasy” items, and a marker.
|1. Using a marker, write numerals 1-5 on the inside of the box tops. Put the corresponding number of items into each box.|
|2. Let your little one open each box, count the items, and then draw their attention to the numeral on the inside of the box top.|
|3. Next, take the lids off. Shuffle both the boxes holding the items and the lids. Let your little one choose a box, count the number of items in the box and then select the correct lid to place on top!|
*This activity was shared on ABC & 123 Show-and-Tell.
Great thinking :) Jenae, I'm hosting huge (hope to become) Christmas linky – all for creating magical Christmas for toddlers :) Would you like to add this and any other related post to our linky: http://best-toys-for-toddler.blogspot.com/2010/11/toddlers-magic-christmas-idea-bank.html
We have separate linkies for games and activities, crafts, books, stocking stuffers and giveaways :)
As many as you want and as often as you like :) We share all the entries on FB and Twitter :)
Great idea. My son would love this.
Love the ideas! There is a winter/holiday idea contest on my early childhood website (www.theseedsnetwork.com/contest.php) – would love if you wanted to submit some of your ideas! (Winners will get gift cards to Discount School Supply). Hope you'll consider participating!
What a fun idea! Where did you get your boxes and stars?
wonderful and what pretty stars
Cute and simple. lovely stars
What a great idea!! Thanks for sharing.
Visiting from ABC & 123 Show and Tell!
This is such a great idea!
OOooooh another fab crafty idea to help teach numbers – again, my son would love it! And love the "festive" stars.
I would love for you link this up too! http://www.redtedart.com/2010/12/08/kids-get-crafty-nikolaus-sterne-or-santa-stars/
Love this! Super cute! I’m sure there are many other ways to adapt this activity. Thanks so much for sharing!